1.) After 27 minutes of stalking and searching, we found a parking spot.
2.) We stopped at the crepe place and purchased very delicious food and/or drink. Three times. (1) Savory crepes. 2) Drinks. 3) Ice cream.)
3.) Abby happily and firmly declared, “When I’m a grownup, I’m going to go to the mall every weekend.”
4.) Hannah did not get to take home her coveted fuzzy purse, Hannah Montana wig, or $49 sweatshirt. She did, however, perfect her unique pronunciation of the store, “Applecrombie & Fitch”
5.) I. Had. Fun. (*gasp*)
6.) Mainly because the girls were in great moods, and because the mall seems to make them want to really girl-bond, in the sense that they want to talk and laugh and be together.
7.) We threw pennies in the first floor fountain, from the second floor.
8.) We found a 70%-off-lowest-marked-price sale where the “totally cool shirts” were seven dollars each.
9.) We found a place that sells chocolate. And coffee. And chocolate.
10.) We shopped until Hannah literally dropped. Following the purchase of the $7.00 shirts, I had to pick her up off the floor. Of course, this was five hours after our arrival at the mall, so running out of fuel was inevitable. And an excellent excuse to leave.
11.) We will be back. But not until after Christmas.